Let’s be clear, the Bloc Québécois, in true xenophobic, vote-pandering fashion, are adamantly opposed to some 50 women wearing burkas to vote, and yet are doing their utmost to ensure that all Canadians are veiled from knowing the truth about the Conservative’s Income Trust Scandal in the next election.
Doesn’t sound like an very effective opposition party to me. More like complicit lap dogs. The Bloc Québécois have sunk to the lows of the NDP and the fiscal competence of Judy Wasylycia-Leis.
From now on the BQ should be referred to as the BT, as this party clearly has no interest in providing Canadians or Quebeckers with transparency. The Bloc Transparency party. The BT prefer to keep voters in the complete dark about matters of fiscal importance, such as the reasons why $65 billion in takeovers have occurred that are directly linked to the income trust tax policy. Evidently the BT party could care a less about whether one of Quebec’s most iconic businesses, BCE, falls into the hands of private equity, led by none other than ONTARIO Teachers’, rendering BCE a crippled junk bond sub prime mortgage-equivalent borrower.
The BT party has made itself an essential partner in the Conservative’s fraudulent income trust policy. The BT are now officially complicit in the cover up of the trust tax's fraudulent underpinnings, known as alleged tax leakage.
Yesterday the Bloc had an opportunity to demonstrate to voters what their core values are. To show whether they believe in transparency and accountability. To show whether they are effective as an opposition party in hiding the Stephen Harper government to account. Not held to account on the most recent handout to Quebec, but held to account on the underpinnings of what makes government’s work over the short and long term, namely transparency.
The BT party failed to support the following Liberal motion before the Finance Committee. Even though the BQ are adamantly opposed to voter’s wearing burkas in the polling booth, the BT support the notion that all voters be veiled from knowing the truth about income trusts and the false premise that income trusts cause tax leakage, when in fact the income trust policy cause tax leakage.
“That this committee as soon as possible launch an inquiry into the unproven allegation by the Finance Minister that income trusts result in a loss of tax revenue to Ottawa, in light of reports that 70% of all recent trust purchasers are tax-exempt, while individual Canadian investors lost tens of billions of dollars, and therefore pay less tax, as a result of the government trust decision."
Who needs the Bloc when we have other party’s that are more interested in upholding the foundations of a democracy, such as transparency. The Green Party would make a much more effective opposition party in Parliament than the Bloc Transparency party under Gilles Duceit. Gilles Duceit thinks it's okay to support a policy that is hollowing out Quebec and costing Canadians the loss of $1.4 billion in annual taxes. That’s a lot less in discretionary tax dollars that Canadians will have available to fund ongoing transfer payments to la belle province, or shall I say the former la Bell province.
The term Gilles Duceit derives from the fact that we were assured by senior Bloc MPs that the Bloc would support this Liberal motion before the Finance Committee. The term Bloc Transparency on the other hand is self evident and their actions yesterday as traitors to democracy.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 7:23 AM